Douglas H. Strong, Book Review Editor
John Collier’s Crusade for Indian Reform: 1920-1954. By Kenneth R. Philp. Tucson, The University of Arizona Press, 1977. 304 pages. $6.50 paper. $12.50 cloth.
In this first, full-length study of John Collier, Kenneth Philp provides an excellent account of Collier’s philosophy and programs regarding American Indians both before and during his term of office as Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1933-1945). Collier, a controversial figure, attempted to protect tribal rights in the United States by reversing federal governmental policy established under the Dawes Act of 1887.